Travis was a State Wrestling champion in 1987 in the 138 lb. division. He was also a 1st Team All-State selection in football in 1986 as a receiver. Travis attended Simpson College and finished his football career as a three-time All-Conference player. He is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 150 lb. division in wrestling and has already been a two-time All-American in that sport. Young’s wrestling coach was Wes Creason and Dave Summy coached him in football.